The Great Godden Shortlisted for the YA Books Are My Bag Readers Award

Posted on 12/10/2021

We are so pleased that Meg Rosoff’s The Great Godden (Bloomsbury; paperback June 2021) has been shortlisted for the Young Adult Fiction category of the 2021 Books Are My Bag Readers Award. The award is truly one of a kind, putting together a panel of passionate booksellers across the country to create a shortlist and then inviting readers to cast their vote on the book which most captivated, entertained or inspired them. This year’s winner will be announced on Tuesday 9th November at a ceremony at Foyles on Charing Cross Road, hosted by Strictly Come Dancing co-host and BBC Radio broadcaster Claudia Winkleman.

The Great Godden is the story of one family, one dreamy summer – the summer when everything changes. In a holiday house by the sea, in a big, messy family, one teenager watches as brothers and sisters, parents and older cousins fill hot days with wine and games and planning a wedding.

Enter the Goddens – irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit and surly, silent Hugo. Suddenly there’s a serpent in this paradise – and the consequences will be devastating.

From bestselling, award-winning author Meg Rosoff comes a lyrical and quintessential coming-of-age tale – a summer book that’s as heady, timeless and irresistible as Bonjour Tristesse and I Capture the Castle but as sharp and fresh as Normal People.

Order your copy here.